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Secretary Zinke announces 'doggy days' for Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National
Secretary Zinke announces 'doggy days' for Interior Department (03/23)
Employees at headquarters in D.C. will be allowed to bring their furry friends to the office on two Fridays in May and September.
Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agenciesFiled Under: Politics
Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agencies (03/20)
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to be working well with the situation but Administrator Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't seem to be happy.
Secretary Zinke promotes budget cut as a 'saving' for taxpayersFiled Under: National | Politics
Secretary Zinke promotes budget cut as a 'saving' for taxpayers (03/16)
The new leader of the Interior Department promised to 'fight' for a fair budget but it doesn't look like he convinced President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budgetFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budget (03/16)
The parent agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are seeing major cuts to offset increases in defense spending.
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees brighter future with Ryan Zinke at Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees brighter future with Ryan Zinke at Interior Department (03/09)
The stars seem to be aligning for the Montana-based tribe, whose federal status has been in limbo for more than a century.
Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior DepartmentFiled Under: Education | National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (03/09)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Trump administration.
Kevin Washburn: Advice for the next leader of the Bureau of Indian AffairsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Advice for the next leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (03/07)
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs: ‘must run a thousand miles to move policy by an inch.’
Interior Secretary Zinke focuses on tribes in first Capitol Hill appearanceFiled Under: National | Politics
Interior Secretary Zinke focuses on tribes in first Capitol Hill appearance (03/06)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is already living up to promises to keep Indian Country on the top of his agenda.
New Interior Secretary Zinke confirms rumors of reorganizationFiled Under: National | Politics
New Interior Secretary Zinke confirms rumors of reorganization (03/03)
The new leader of the Interior Department is promising 'bold' changes that are slated to include the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (03/01)
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke heads toward confirmation in SenateFiled Under: National | Politics
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke heads toward confirmation in Senate (02/28)
It's taken longer than expected but the Interior Department is slated to get a new leader.
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian landFiled Under: Business | Law | Politics | Trust
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (02/27)
The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measuresFiled Under: National | Technology | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures (02/21)
More than 15 years after a computer shutdown sent Indian Country into turmoil, the agency is still struggling to protect its information technology systems.
Senate finally ready to consider nomination of Ryan Zinke as Interior SecretaryFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate finally ready to consider nomination of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary (02/20)
It's unusual for Indian Country to wait so long for someone to be confirmed at the Interior Department, which includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets hearing on Trump administration 'priorities'Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets hearing on Trump administration 'priorities' (02/20)
Tribes are still in the dark about the future of Indian health and the Cabinet position most important to Indian Country remains vacant.
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal statusFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal status (02/09)
The tribe's ancestors negotiated and signed treaties in the late 1800s but they have yet to be formally acknowledged by the United States.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposalFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (02/07)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.
Senate committee approves President Trump's Interior and Energy choicesFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate committee approves President Trump's Interior and Energy choices (01/31)
Ryan Zinke for Interior and Rick Perry for Energy saw opposition from Democrats and Independents but both are expected to win final confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Senate panel reschedules vote on President Trump's Interior and Energy nomineesFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate panel reschedules vote on President Trump's Interior and Energy nominees (01/25)
Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy and Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior are still waiting to join the Cabinet.
Senate committee postpones vote on Donald Trump's Dakota Access allyFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Senate committee postpones vote on Donald Trump's Dakota Access ally (01/24)
Rick Perry has vowed to stay away from matters affecting the controversial pipeline if he is confirmed as Secretary of Energy.
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke set for first Senate confirmation voteFiled Under: National | Politics
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke set for first Senate confirmation vote (01/23)
The Montana Republican is vowing to respect tribal sovereignty, promote self-determination and protect treaty rights when it comes to making decisions.
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land applicationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (01/13)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzlyFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (01/12)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' Filed Under: Environment | Health | National | Politics
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (01/11)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nomineeFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate committee schedules hearing for Donald Trump's Interior nominee (01/10)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has earned praise for his work on protections for Native women, federal recognition, water rights, energy and economic development.
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nomineesFiled Under: National | Politics
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (01/10)
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears EarsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (01/09)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at InteriorFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior (01/04)
Though many in Indian Country wish it were otherwise, the fact is now that the Federal government will be dominated by Republicans.
Rep. Ryan Zinke was warned about 'travel fraud' with Navy SEALsFiled Under: National | Politics
Rep. Ryan Zinke was warned about 'travel fraud' with Navy SEALs (12/21)
The Republican Congressman repeatedly billed the military for his travel to and from his home in Montana.
Gabriel Furshong: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still waiting for federal recognitionFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Gabriel Furshong: Little Shell Chippewa Tribe still waiting for federal recognition (12/20)
Federal recognition offers financial help, and those tribes without it have 'second-class status in Indian Country' and remain vulnerable to local authorities.
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme'Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Interior pick slammed sale of federal lands as 'extreme' (12/19)
Opposition to the sale of public lands appears to have played a major role in the selection of the Montana Republican to lead the Interior Department.
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.Filed Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (12/16)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resourcesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources (12/16)
Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources.
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country (12/15)
This is a much better appointment for Indian Country.
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior SecretaryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (12/15)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (11/17)
It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to workFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (11/15)
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefulsFiled Under: National | Politics
Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls (11/10)
With Donald Trump headed to the White House, new opportunities could open for Chase Iron Eyes and Denise Juneau.
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challengesFiled Under: National | Politics
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (11/09)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surpriseFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women can help pull off a November surprise (10/18)
This election is unlike any other in our generation.
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump (10/17)
Early in the election cycle I made a prediction: I said if Donald Trump was the Republican nominee, the House would be in play for the Democrats.
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to Congress (10/12)
This country cannot be the country it wants to be, the one that it says it is, or the one that’s changing fast, without including more voices who are as diverse as the country.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidencyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump is disqualified from the presidency (10/10)
Donald Trump’s recorded revelation of felony intent — and yes, it’s that serious — ought to disqualify him from the presidency.
Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald TrumpFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Republicans in Congress silent as GOP abandons Donald Trump (10/10)
Tom Cole and Markwayne Mullin haven't said anything in the days since an explosive report in The Washington Post documented Donald Trump's comments about women.
Native vote seen as crucial in U.S. Congressional race in MontanaFiled Under: National | Politics
Native vote seen as crucial in U.S. Congressional race in Montana (10/06)
Republican Ryan Zinke, the incumbent, is facing a strong challenge from Democrat Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native woman in Congress.
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition billFiled Under: Politics | Federal Recognition
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (09/16)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in MontanaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana (08/30)
We need politicians to answer questions (even with short answers) in every congressional district with tribal communities.
Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne womanFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman (08/25)
Lawmakers from Montana have introduced legislation to create a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Montana tribes agree to host Congressional debates (08/04)
Denise Juneau and Ryan Zinke have agreed to a series of congressional debates across Montana, with two in Indian Country.
Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnoutFiled Under: National | Politics
Montana Democrats hire Native vote director in bid to boost turnout (07/06)
The party hopes to make history by electing Dense Juneau as the first Native woman in Congress.
Mark Trahant: Republican candidates play hide the stick with Donald Trump on the ticketFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican candidates play hide the stick with Donald Trump on the ticket (07/06)
Make no mistake: The 2016 election is not routine. If you want proof, look no further than the weekend encampment at the Arlee Celebration.
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girlsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National | Politics
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (06/29)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Mark Trahant: Native candidates win in Montana and New MexicoFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates win in Montana and New Mexico (06/08)
It’s tempting to write that the primary season is over. That’s what we want, right?
Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior DepartmentFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior Department (06/07)
The Crow Tribe, whose leadership has accused the Obama administration of a war on coal, supports H.R.5259, the Certainty for States and Tribes Act.
Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in WashingtonFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington (05/10)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that going forward with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would essentially abrogate tribal treaty rights.
Mark Trahant: Video profile of Congressional candidate Denise JuneauFiled Under: Politics
Mark Trahant: Video profile of Congressional candidate Denise Juneau (04/08)
A record number of Indian candidates are running for seats in the U.S. Congress and journalist Mark Trahant is following them for Trahant Reports.
Denise Juneau raises more than $263K in bid for U.S. House seatFiled Under: National | Politics
Denise Juneau raises more than $263K in bid for U.S. House seat (01/11)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation citizen hopes to become the first woman to serve in Congress if she defeats Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) this year.
Lummi Nation and Crow Tribe at odds over provision in energy billFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Lummi Nation and Crow Tribe at odds over provision in energy bill (12/04)
Republicans waded into a dispute that has pitted the Lummis and other Pacific Northwest treaty tribes against the Crows and their Congressional delegation.
Mark Trahant: Republicans try to strip millions of dollars from IHSFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republicans try to strip millions of dollars from IHS (12/02)
The Senate repeal bill will make health care an election issue. Again.
Mark Trahant: A voice for Native women in Congress in 2016Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A voice for Native women in Congress in 2016 (11/06)
Denise Juneau is the first Native American woman in history to win a statewide election -- and could be the first to serve in Congress.

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